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    I was reading a article in your local news paper, about open carry. The article stated that anyone with a felony could Not open carry. Do they not know that under some instances convicted felons can own/possess/purchase firearms. Here in La. certain felons, after completing all of there probation etc., and after 10 years has pasted with no more felony arrest, That ALL of there firearms rights are restored. Any opinions ?

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    You're talking about expungement (setting aside a conviction) in Michigan.

    So, yes, you're correct that a person convicted of a felony may again have his or her rights restored. However, not all felonies can be expunged. If I remember correctly, those convicted of a violent felony may not do so.


    Edit to add: For example,

    http://www.expungementkit.com/eligibility.html

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    SpringerXDacp wrote:
    You're talking about expungement (setting aside a conviction) in Michigan.

    So, yes, you're correct that a person convicted of a felony may again have his or her rights restored. However, not all felonies can be expunged. If I remember correctly, those convicted of a violent felony may not do so.


    Edit to add: For example,

    http://www.expungementkit.com/eligibility.html
    i do believe certain drug charges also cannot be explunged,and certain other charges.

    alsoim pretty suredrunk driving feloniesgenerally do not take away firearms rights,i know two people that have DUI felonies(neither were involved in a police chase,they were just repeat DUI offenders),and both have purchased shotguns from dealers since.
    not a lawyer, dont take anything i say as legal advice.


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    SpringerXDacp wrote:
    You're talking about expungement (setting aside a conviction) in Michigan.

    So, yes, you're correct that a person convicted of a felony may again have his or her rights restored. However, not all felonies can be expunged. If I remember correctly, those convicted of a violent felony may not do so.


    Edit to add: For example,

    http://www.expungementkit.com/eligibility.html
    Well sort of, you can get expungments for some felonies, but some felonies you can get rights back after 5 years and some you can't. Michigan will restore gun rights after this time for some, but the FEDS don't recognize this and a person could be charged federally. So there are exceptions.
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    Venator wrote:
    SpringerXDacp wrote:
    You're talking about expungement (setting aside a conviction) in Michigan.

    So, yes, you're correct that a person convicted of a felony may again have his or her rights restored. However, not all felonies can be expunged. If I remember correctly, those convicted of a violent felony may not do so.


    Edit to add: For example,

    http://www.expungementkit.com/eligibility.html
    Well sort of, you can get expungments for some felonies, but some felonies you can get rights back after 5 years and some you can't. Michigan will restore gun rights after this time for some, but the FEDS don't recognize this and a person could be charged federally. So there are exceptions.
    I agree, but unless the person has the felony set aside, he or she will be denied to purchase a handgun (License To Purchase & 4473 Forms). For this reason, I included "may" and "violent felony."

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